The EUROPEAN PHOTOCHEMISTRY ASSOCIATION is a non-profit making organisation that aims to promote the development of photochemistry in Europe, encouraging contact between photochemists. This association aims to promote the international development of photochemistry, with particular regard to Europe and neighbouring countries. The association is interested in all the experimental and theoretical aspects concerning the interaction of light with molecular systems, including both basic knowledge and application possibilities in different scientific areas such as materials science, biology, medicine and environmental sciences.


The objectives of the EPA are currently pursued by:

  • The ownership and publication of the peered-reviewed scientific journal “Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences”.

  • The publication of the “EPA Newsletter”.

  • The award of a Prize for PhD Thesis in Photochemistry.

  • The organisation of summer schools on selected aspects and the active involvement in international symposia and conferences.

  • Offering its members a discussion forum and information exchange via its website and e-mailing list.

  • Collaborating with Photochemistry Commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and sister scientific societies to foster intercontinental cooperation.